Bits and Pieces

My Mother, My Brother, and Me

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg
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Pub Date May 07 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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An instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!


From multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg comes a new and unique memoir of her family and their influence on her early life.


If it weren’t for Emma Johnson, Caryn Johnson would have never become Whoopi Goldberg. Emma gave her children the loving care and wisdom they needed to succeed in life, always encouraging them to be true to themselves. When Whoopi lost her mother in 2010—and then her older brother, Clyde, five years later—she felt deeply alone; the only people who truly knew her were gone.


Emma raised her children not just to survive, but to thrive. In this intimate and heartfelt memoir, Whoopi shares many of the deeply personal stories of their lives together for the first time. Growing up in the projects in New York City, there were trips to Coney Island, the Ice Capades, and museums, and every Christmas was a magical experience. To this day, she doesn’t know how her mother was able to give them such an enriching childhood, despite the struggles they faced—and it wasn’t until she was well into adulthood that Whoopi learned just how traumatic some of those struggles were.


Fans of personal memoirs such as Finding Me by Viola Davis and In Pieces by Sally Field will be touched by Bits and Pieces: a moving tribute from a daughter to her mother, and a beautiful portrait of three people who loved each other deeply. Whoopi writes, “Not everybody gets to walk this earth with folks who let you be exactly who you are and who give you the confidence to become exactly who you want to be. So, I thought I’d share mine with you.”

An instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!


From multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg comes a new and unique memoir of her family and their influence on her early life.


If it weren’t for Emma...


A Note From the Publisher

Whoopi Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists who have won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards) and is the bestselling author of the Sugar Plum Ballerina series, Book, and Is It Just Me? While performing in the Bay Area she created the characters that became The Spook Show and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award–winning album, and the HBO special that helped launch her career. Spanning decades, Whoopi’s credits include roles in the well-known films The Color Purple, Ghosts of Mississippi, Sister Act, and Ghost. She produced the documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, and she appeared in and was one of the producers of the critically acclaimed 2022 feature film Till. She loves VW Bugs, working casinos, and comfortable clothing; is a passionate supporter of the audio arts and dedicated collector of audiobooks; and heads the Whoopfam Group, makers of Emma & Clyde, Whoopi & Maya, and other recreational and medicinal marijuana products.

Whoopi Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists who have won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards) and is the bestselling author of the Sugar Plum Ballerina series, Book, and Is It Just...


Advance Praise

“Her book is remarkable…If you think you know [Whoopi], there’s a lot you can learn about her that’s extraordinary in this book—and her amazing mom, Emma, who sounds a lot like my mom.”

Anderson Cooper


“It’s a knockout…What a journey you took us on, Whoopi.”

Gayle King

“Her book is remarkable…If you think you know [Whoopi], there’s a lot you can learn about her that’s extraordinary in this book—and her amazing mom, Emma, who sounds a lot like my mom.”

Anderson Cooper


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Marketing Plan


  • Whoopi is an A-List movie and TV star and a host on The View since 2007


  • Major launch campaign


  • High-profile author with millions of fans


  • National television interviews and appearances


  • National media and magazine coverage


  • Major venue launch and signing events with fans


  • National print and digital advertising


  • Lead showcase title at major bookseller and library trade shows


  • Official Facebook (2+ million followers): @WhoopiGoldberg


  • Official Instagram (1.7+ million followers): @WhoopiGoldberg




  • Whoopi is an A-List movie and TV star and a host on The View since 2007


  • Major launch campaign


  • High-profile author with millions of fans


  • National television interviews and appearances


  • National media and...

Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9798200918539
PRICE $22.95 (USD)
DURATION 6 Hours, 30 Minutes

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